Record number of senior citizens apply for senior exemption

February 7 is deadline for application

information provided by the Cook County Assessor‘s Office

CHICAGO, Ill. (January 28, 2018) – On the first day after a robocall reminding seniors to apply for the senior exemption before the February 7 deadline, the Cook County Assessor’s Office and suburban satellite offices were flooded on Friday with a record number of 1,053 seniors seeking to apply for the exemption.

Assessor Berrios recently passed legislation that increased the senior exemption and reduced the annual household income required to qualify for the senior freeze. To qualify, seniors should be a property owner in Cook County and 65 years of age. In early January, the Assessor’s office mailed renewal forms to previous recipients. By law property owners must file for a senior exemption and freeze on a yearly basis.

“Helping senior citizens reduce costs is one of my top priorities as your Cook County Assessor. I encourage every senior to take advantage of the senior exemption before the deadline of February 7. Our friendly staff will assist you either in person or over the phone,” said Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios.

Seniors have until February 7 to apply for a senior exemption. For more information or to request an application, call the Cook County Assessor’s Office at 312-443-7550 or visit www.cookcountyassessor.com. Seniors can also go to the downtown office at 118 N Clark Street, Third Floor, or any of the satellite offices for assistance.

 

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